Friday, September 03, 2010

Anniversary giveaway: Elephantine (Closed)

One of my favorites necklaces is the Amelia by Elephantine. I love it, it's so simple and elegant, with the right amount of trendiness. Just lovely and I have received uncountable compliments. So for today Elephantine, aka gorgeous and super sweet Rachel, is here to give away one of her precious creations! 
 
Want to know more about Rachel?


Tell us a bit about yourself and your work. How did it all start?
 I have a background in graphic design, and that's what I do as my 9-to-5 job. But I've also always had creative projects outside of work. Last year I started designing jewelry as a hobby, and then quickly decided that I wanted to turn it into a small business because I enjoyed it so much. And now here I am! I still consider my shop to be young, and have plenty of plans for the future.



Who or what inspires you? 
I'm mostly inspired by the materials I find. There is so much potential with all the different materials out there that sometimes it's overwhelming (but in a good way). I'm also constantly inspired by music, by other amazing artists, and by the little things in life.


What do you love most of what you do?
The best thing about running my shop is the response and encouragement I get from others about my work. Realizing that something you made by hand made someone else happy? That's such an awesome feeling, and it's what makes all those late nights worth it. It can be the shortest, most simple thank you, or a long one with lots of exclamation points -- every bit of positive feedback is heartwarming.


Any advice for aspiring shop owners?
Work hard, and love your work.

And now for the giveaway! What? 
The winner will win the gorgeous Eastern Holiday Necklace


How?
- Follow A Diary of Lovely and visit Elephantine. Come back and comment with your favorite item.

Extra entries 
- Tweet about this giveaway (use @adiaryoflovely)
- Follow me on Twitter or/and facebook
- Follow Elephantine on Twitter @rachelchew
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.Thank you all so much! Winner will be picked at random next week)

137 comments:

  1. oh, I love elephantine!! I bought some of her beautiful rings last month!! xoxo

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  2. Oh, awesome... count me in. Too hard to pick a favorite, I liked One and Amelia the best! xo

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  3. love everything! really love the l'enfant & the you&me.
    favorited them on etsy!

    i of course follow

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  4. i tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/Blairita/status/22838526753

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  5. I am in love with the Vera, which you have on your post. I think I may go and buy it...it's beautiful!

    I am a follower!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  6. Ummm, I think I found my jewelry soul mate.

    I LOVE the bellissima bracelet.

    PS-I am now a follower

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  7. and I "like" you on Facebook.

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  8. Such pretty, dainty pieces... i really like the bellissima bracelet. :)

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  9. I think bellissima in silver is my favorite, but it wasn't an easy choice.

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  10. Beautiful website you introduced me to just now. I really like the libra bracelet.

    I am already a happy follower of your blog.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  11. So pretty! I love the apollo necklace. So dainty and unique!

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  12. That Bellissima bracelet is gorgeous! I love it! Of course I follow you, Helena! XX!

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  13. I follow Elephantine (rachelchew) on Twitter! XX!

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  14. And now I follow Elephantine on Twitter too!

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  15. I love the darjeeling ring! & I really love all the cute names she comes up with for her stuff!

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  16. Oh wow I love everything! I would have to say my favorite is the Apollo necklace! Actually, I think I may be buying it very, very soon!

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  17. of course i'm a follower of your lovely blog helena :). AND my favorite piece is "the amelia". so so pretty! fingers crossed i win this one!

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  18. already following you on twitter and now also on facebook

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  19. ....AND i'm following rachel on twitter.....PHEW!!! can you tell i want to win?

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  20. I am a follower and my fave item from the shop is PELOTA!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  21. i love it! her things are so simple and pretty.

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  22. I love the apollo necklace. It is all gorgeous -- to hard to choose just one!

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  23. Everything is so charming, and beautifully photographed. I absolutely love the libra (gold) ring... I've been obsessed with thin rings lately.

    Already following :)
    andreawang.aw@gmail.com

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  24. my faves are the "lucky" earrings...so sweet! Fun giveaway! Already following : )

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  25. Oh it's so hard to pick just one, but if I must I'd say amelia! So beautiful!

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  26. tweeted =)

    http://twitter.com/tchkal/status/22862166430

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  27. Following Elephantine on twitter!

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  28. i love her pretty and delicate necklaces, especially juliet! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  29. oooh, i forgot, i am a follower! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  30. tabula rasa in gold- a beautiful piece to set set the stage for a new day :)

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  31. Love all of her jewellery, what an awesome giveaway!! The Satellites necklace is my fave :)

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  32. I love "amelia", the necklace.

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  33. Hola Elena guapa! qué tal has empezado septiembre? voy a echar un vistazo a tu blog que hace días que no lo visito. Un beso y buen finde!!!

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  34. My fave is actually the eastern holiday neclace! Would love to win it. I also like the alain earrings. Lovely stuff, really beautiful.

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  35. I tweeted this comp...

    www.twitter.com/Theshadygurl

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  36. I love the piece "THE LIGHTNESS"
    It has an "aum" sign...stunning!

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  37. I follow your blog, adiaryoflovely :)

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  38. I follow elephantine on twitter :)

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  39. Oh so glad I came across you - def getting included in my sunday stumbles post - awesome find!

    My fav is oaxaca - and ofcourse, am now a twitter follower!

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  40. I love the alain earrings in blue. So pretty and different!

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  41. I follow and love the year of wonder necklace. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Follow you on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  43. Follow elephantine on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  44. Oh my God her pieces are breath taking. My favourite is the satellites necklace. Gorgeous.

    Dena

    beingdena.wordpress.com

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  45. I tweeted about this fab giveaway- crossing my fingers.

    Dena x

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  46. ohmygosh everything is gorgeous! my favorite is the Apollo necklace.. soo beautiful! and i am a follower of (and LOVE) your blog! :)

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  47. i'm following @adiaryoflovely on twitter! my twitter name is @instinspiration!
    xo

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  48. i'm also following @rachelchew on twitter! :)

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  49. So many great pieces! Lovely giveaway. I really like the Thick as Thieves bracelet. I follow.

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  50. I love the eastern holiday necklace, but all of her jewelery is so gorgeous and delicate!

    Thanks :)

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  51. love the satellites necklace. Beautiful and delicate things.

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  52. Her pieces are simply beautiful and yes, i'm following you:-)

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  53. omg! i loved the satellite! great giveaway!

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  54. I'm a follower - love the eastern holiday necklace!!

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  55. Gorgeous!!! I love the alain earrings in blue or vera best. Can't decide. They're both lovely!

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  56. I follow you on twitter and facebook :)

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  57. Tweet tweet

    http://twitter.com/altdawn/statuses/22892942862

    Happy Friday, sweetie! xoxo

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  58. Love her shop! The necklace is adorable!

    *kate

    (I'm a follower!)

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  59. I love the Karenina! Such a pretty blue color!

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  60. I follow you on twitter! (@lacretia)

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  61. I follow Rachel on twitter! (@lacretia)

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  62. Congratulations on the Anniversary, Lovah!

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  63. what a beautiful giveaway! i think my favorite piece is the "lightness" necklace, but i would still looove the eastern holiday necklace too!
    -kait
    faveprettythings.blogspot.com

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  64. oh, and i'm also a facebook fan!

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  65. what an AWESOME giveaway helena~! i gave a little link love to elephantine the other day too! my fave item is the darjeeling ring, so pretty!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I tweeted about the giveaway~!!

    http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/22905980994

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  67. I follow you on twitter (sandyalamode)!

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  68. I follow rachelchew on twitter too! (sandyalamode)

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  69. Love the koko necklace, also the darjeeling ring.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  70. It is all so beautiful. I think my favorite is the celadon necklace.

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  71. Following you! I think the petit ami is so pretty. =)

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  72. I am so in love with the bracelet, yum! Thanks for sharing such a gem!
    x.o.x.o

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  73. Also following you on twitter.

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  74. I really like the alain necklace. It is so pretty!

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  75. I love the Celadon necklace - beautiful items!!!

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  76. I adore the Vera bracelet.its beautiful!
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  77. I dropped by Elephantine and must say my favorite piece has to be Alain. The pendant looks like a petite rosebud...too cute!

    ~Su
    Il Mare Atelier

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  78. So so cute loving the you&me! I'm a follower:)

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  79. Love the saving grace and bellisima! Love your blog!

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  80. Following you on Twitter! <3

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  81. I love that bracelet. I would love to see it on my wrist!

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  82. It's really hard to choose as there are so many gorgeous pieces , but I think my favorite has to be the Bellissima in silver set (necklace and bracelet) Fingers crossed!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  83. Tweeted....
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  84. I'm liking you on FB! ;)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  85. ... and now also following Rachel's tweets
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  86. .... and following your tweets! :)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  87. I love the bellissima bracelet, and your site! =)

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  88. Oh how beautiful!! Wonderful giveaway :).

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  89. I discovered Elephantine quite a few months ago through another blog that I read! I love her pieces!
    I don't regularly wear a lot of jewelery, but the Bellissima Bracelet would get quite a few miles on it :).

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  90. Oh, I love Elephantine's jewelry!! I've been a fan for a while now!! The l'enfant necklace is just precious!! :)

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  91. Truly love everything... but if I had to pick I'd like the silver bellissima bracelet. So pretty. Still thinking what a fantastic giveaway this is! xo

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  92. ps- already follow on twitter and facebook xo

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  93. Blogged it!

    http://moth-design.blogspot.com/2010/09/diary-of-lovely-anniversary-giveaway.html

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  94. These giveaways are amazing! I am so excited for all of them! I love her vera bracelet. Very unique and classy.

    Rachael

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  95. I am a follower and my fav piece from the lovely 'elephantine's' shop is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55073528/libra-silver?ref=v1_other_1

    this darling silver ring. simple and sweet

    taylor
    taymaree@hotmail.com

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  96. The tabula rasa is so pretty and classic!

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  97. I also follow you on facebook!

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  98. Ooh! I love her creations, specially the lucky blue earings!

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  99. The belissima bracelet is so delicate and pretty!

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  100. Hi! Oh the Vera bracelet from your post is gorgeous!!
    I'm following you on facebook!

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  101. the libra (gold) ring is gorgeous!

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  102. I think my favourite has to be the Silver Bellissima Bracelet! It's great! Another place I will have to visit in the future!

    Also really really love the Eastern Holiday Necklace!!

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  103. I really love the Eastern Holiday Necklace...it may be one of my favorites!

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  104. I have also facebook and twittered and friended you and rachel!

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  105. Libra (gold) reminds me of a ring I bought in Italy a long time ago (not as pretty as Libra)... hey, where IS that ring?
    priscilla, michael's ball and chain

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  106. Wow..these are all lovely. Not sure I could just pick one! *smile*

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  107. These are beautiful pieces. I am digging the Banquet necklace. I think it would be a perfect addition to my fall wardrobe.

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  108. oh! lovely giveaway helena! I love the Tomoko necklace in gold! And of course I'm a follower!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com
    diamondsandtulle{at}gmail{dot}com

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  109. and i'm already a fan on Facebook!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com
    diamondsandtulle{at}gmail{dot}com

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  110. and now following rachel on twitter (@ shopaholicdreams)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com
    diamondsandtulle{at}gmail{dot}com

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  111. Stars align...love the length!

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